Microsoft is loving the iPod

According to Wired’s sources, approximately 80% of Microsoft employees own an iPod. Apple’s iPod current commands 65% of the portable player market.

For example, an internal e-mail circular sent to several senior managers in mid-December talked about iPod shipments to Apple’s nearby store in Bellevue.
The e-mail said: “FWIW, the gal at the Bellevue Square Apple Store said that they are getting in two shipments of 200 iPods every day to keep up with this week’s demand, and are nearly constantly selling out.”
The note prompted a curt reply from Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital Media division, who wrote the group: “I sure hope Microsoft employees are not buying iPods. We have great alternatives. Check out http://experiencemore.”
Fifteen minutes later, the manager responded: “I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m sure that Microsoft employees are not buying iPods, or Macs or PlayStations.”

Ahh… Apple has infiltrated the ranks of the Microsoft. Dissension ensues. Amusing.
Via Wired, Engadget, Slashdot, ForeverGeek